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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Gust Doyle and Family - census transcriptions 1900-1930

The records below begin with Gust Doyle, my grandfather, as an 11-year-old in 1910, living with his parents, William and Tressa Rose (Froman) Doyle, and end with the 1930 census when he was 41, married to his second wife, and was the father of five children including my father. My line to Gust is: me --> Lee Doyle --> Gust Doyle

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1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Mercer, Stoneboro, S.D. 19, E.D. 167, Written Page 11, Printed Page 243B, Dwelling Number 231, Family Number 237, Lines 56-60, 1 Jun 1900
Series T623, Roll 1441, Page 243

Doyle, William, head, white, male, born March 1863, 37 years, married 15 years, born England, parents born England, immigrated 1871, 29 years in U.S., naturalized, coal miner, can read & write, speaks English, owns farm free of mortgage, #2 on farm schedule
-------, Rose, wife, white, female, born March 1867, 33 years, married 15 years, 3 children, 3 living, born Ohio, parents born Germany, can read & write, speaks English
-------, Emma, daughter, white, female, born Dec 1886, 13 years, single, born Penna, father born England, mother born Ohio, 7 months in school, can read & write, speaks English
-------, August, son, white, male, born Nov 1888, 11 years, single, born Penna, father born England, mother born Ohio, 7 months in school, can read & write, speaks English
-------, Hazel D., daughter, white, female, born Dec 1890, 9 years, single, born Penna, father born England, mother born Ohio, 7 months in school, can read & write, speaks English

1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Mercer, Stoneboro, Strawberry Hill, S.D. 19, E.D. 184, Written Page 9B, Dwelling Number 187, Family Number 198, lines 58-64, 25-26 April 1910. Series T624, Roll 1375, Page 215

Doyle, William, head, male, white, 47 years, married 25 years, born England, parents born England, immigrated 1871, naturalized, speaks English, farmer, employer, can read & write, owns farm, no mortgage, #11 on farm schedule
-------, Tressa, wife, female, white, 43 years, married 25 years, mother of 3 children, 3 living, born Penna, parents born Germany, speaks English, can read & write
-------, Emma, daughter, female, white, 23 years, widow, married 5 years, mother of 2 children, 2 living, born Penna, father born England, mother born Penna, speaks English, can read & write
-------, Gus, son, male, white, 21 years, single, born Penna, father born England, mother born Penna, speaks English, farm hand, wage earner, not out of work in April, 0 weeks out of work, can read & write, not in school
-------, Raymond, adopted son, male, white, 6 years, single, born Penna, unknown birthplace of parents, speaks English
Lengour, Madeline, daughter, female, white, 4 years, single, born Penna, parents born Penna, speaks English
--------, Eveline, daughter, female, white, 2 years, single, born Penna, parents born Penna

1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Mercer, Lake Township, S.D. 17, E.D. 65, Written Page 1A, Printed Page 137, lines 16-19, 30 Jan 1920. Series T625, Roll 1601, Page 137

Doyle, Gus, head, owns free of mortgage, male, white, 31 years, married, can read & write, born Pennsylvania, father born England, mother born Pennsylvania, speaks English, farmer, general farm, works on own account, #4 of farm schedule
-------, Twila, wife, female, white, 23 years, married, can read & write, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania, speaks English
-------, Lee R., son, male, white, 6 years, single, attended school, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania
-------, Dorothy J., daughter, female, white, 7/12 year, single, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania

1930 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Mercer, Lake Township, Fredonia Road, E.D. 40, Dwelling #28, Family #29, lines 34-46, 21 April 1930. National Archives Microfilm Roll #2077, P. 2A, E.D. 40, Image 184.0, ancestry.com

Doyle, Gust, head, home owned, radio set, lives on farm, male, white, 41 years, 23 years at first marriage, did not attend school, can read & write, born Pennsylvania, father born England, mother born Pennsylvania, speaks English, farmer, general farmer, yes actually at work, not a veteran, #14 of farm schedule
-------, Twila M., wife, female, white, 33 years, married, 19 years at first marriage, did not attend school, can read & write, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania
-------, Lee R., son, male, white, 17 years, single, did not attend school, can read & write, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania, farmer, general farmer, actually employed
-------, Dorothy J., daughter, female, white, 10 years, single, attended school, can read & write, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania, speaks English
-------, Tressa H., daughter, female, white, 8 3/12 years, single, attended school, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania
-------, Evelyn M., daughter, female, white, 6 1/12 years, single, attended school, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania
-------, William E., son, male, white, 4 2/12 years, single, did not attend school, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania.
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Notes and Observations
1900 census. Gust is known as "August." His mother, usually known as Tressa, is listed as "Rose."

1910 census. Gust is now listed as "Gus." His sister, Emma, is living at home again with her daughters, Madeline and Eveline. Emma was the widow of John Michel Lengauer.

William Doyle’s brother, Robert & his wife, and Tressa's brother-in-law and sister, George & Elizabeth (Froman) Proud, are also on this page of the census. Raymond, listed as adopted son, is the subject of a an earlier post.

A year and a half after this census Gust married Beulah Gerner, my grandmother. She died less than a year and a half later. They never appeared together on a census record.

1920 census. Gust is listed again as "Gus." He's married to his second wife and in addition to my father, together they have a daughter, Dorothy. Gust has become the owner of the farm where he grew up. Lee is listed as "Lee R."

1930 census. Gust has become "Gust." Lee is again listed as "Lee R." Gust and his second wife now have four children. Three and a half years after this census was recorded Gust died of colon cancer.

We know that Gust was also a coalminer but on no census does he claim coalmining as his means of earning a living. That suggests to me that his allegiance was to the farm.

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